Greg Oden: Eastern Conference Champion

By D.J. Byrnes on May 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Perhaps the Portland Trailblazers weren't so foolish after all in taking Greg Oden over Kevin Durant with the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Oden came off the bench and only needed to drop a single assist and post one rebound in order to secure Miami's 117-92 closeout victory over Evan Turner's Indianapolis Pacers.

One might think I'm kidding — after all, Greg only posted one rebound and one assist — yet why was Greg Oden, not LeBron James, the first one to lift the Eastern Conference trophy? Riddle me that.

The Heat advance to play the winner of San Antonio Spurs-Oklahoma City Thunder series, of which the Spurs lead 3-2. The haters will be seasick of Oden captures a title before Durant, and it will be quite amusing.

Go get 'em, Greg.

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